Welcome to the Josiah Royce Edition


Welcome to the Josiah Royce Edition website.

On this site you will find postings of Royce’s books, philosophical articles, other writings, and much material relevant to Royce’s works.  A major contribution of the edition is the transcription of unpublished materials–his dissertation and many of his lectures.  The website also contains the Frank Oppenheim Comprehensive Index of Royce’s papers at the Harvard University Archives, extensive bibliographies, some autobiographical material, plus the bylaws and edition board membership.

One item of great significance is that the Basic Writings of Royce, two volumes, edited by John McDermott, is available as the first posting under the Other Writings section.  This searchable pdf version of the two volumes is now open access through a grant received by Fordham University.  The best way of searching these volumes is to download the two volumes and the use the crtl-f function.

If the Search function, on the left border, is used, it is best to clear your data history.  The Search function will check your cookies and data history prior to checking the website itself.

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We will update sections and pages as new material is added

Feel free to send corrections and comments to: roycece@iupui.edu.

For more information on Josiah Royce, click this link to The Josiah Royce Society.

David Pfeifer